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Old Apr 21st 2011, 5:10 pm
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...share_program/

Just got signed, which is pretty cool...Have a membership, pick up a bike and ride, drop it off at another kiosk.

Be really good when it grows out to the burbs, bit more than Brookline and Somerville, but it's a start.

I like that they're trying to offer low cost helmets too which is great.

So there any schemes similar to this in your neck of the woods?

I know there are similar things in Canada with car usage to this, like a co-op ownership which is a little more practical than Zip Car is for those in the burbs. Something like that happening here would be really nice too.
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...share_program/

Just got signed, which is pretty cool...Have a membership, pick up a bike and ride, drop it off at another kiosk.

Be really good when it grows out to the burbs, bit more than Brookline and Somerville, but it's a start.

I like that they're trying to offer low cost helmets too which is great.

So there any schemes similar to this in your neck of the woods?

I know there are similar things in Canada with car usage to this, like a co-op ownership which is a little more practical than Zip Car is for those in the burbs. Something like that happening here would be really nice too.
Totally different but, when I was getting a quote from Hertz for my hire car in the UK I noticed they are renting electric bicycles, which I thought was pretty cool
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Old Apr 21st 2011, 7:03 pm
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Default Re: Bicycle Sharing scheme in Boston

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Totally different but, when I was getting a quote from Hertz for my hire car in the UK I noticed they are renting electric bicycles, which I thought was pretty cool
That's pretty neat...I've noticed a few more scooters around in the last year or so, surprised there aren't more tbh in places like Boston because parking is much a mare.
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Default Re: Bicycle Sharing scheme in Boston

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That's pretty neat...I've noticed a few more scooters around in the last year or so, surprised there aren't more tbh in places like Boston because parking is much a mare.
Yeah, you see a lot of them in LA
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Default Re: Bicycle Sharing scheme in Boston

Have them in Chicago as well: http://chicago.bcycle.com/

Mayor Daley picked up the idea from French I think.
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I've seen them in Montreal.
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